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Were you seen by a colorectal surgeon?
Do you have an appointment planned for a colorectal surgeon?
Thanks a lot for your input. First of all i am sorry to hear about your problem, i do understand that it is very painful to have pilonidal cyst.
I agree with that general surgeon that surgery at this point is not necessary.
your wound is healing well so let it heal and it's a fair possibility that it will not recur.
Just in case it recur, you can get it removed.
Moreover in the absence of any cyst as it is right now, it's not possible to operate on that area.
So just let your wound heal.
I just misunderstood but i am of the opinion that you don't need surgery at this point.
I am myself a surgeon.
we never remove pilondal cyst after it has been lanced and it is healing well.
Removal is required only if it recurs.
Any question in your mind?
Yes that's the point.
Actually we are concerned for these cysts because they tend to recur.
But in many cases it never recurs.
So once it has been lanced and wound is healing well, there is no need to go for removal till recurs.
In my opinion you should let your wound heal and if the cyst doesn't recur, there is no need to see anyone.
Here is a link from mayo clinic where you can read that it needs surgery if it recurs.
Read it and get back to me.
You are most welcome.
It clearly says that you MAY need surgery if it recurs.
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